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pelley. take care >> pelley: a private jet has careened into an apartment building. a number of people have been killed. also tonight, prosecutors say they've arrested hackers who pulled off the biggest theft ever of american consumers' financial information. she lost an olympic medal to two russians who are now accused in a massive doping scandal. >> at the end of the day, they're thieves. >> pelley: and 150 years later, the story of the man who sent alice into wonderland. >> he's an elusive figure. he's like a blob of mercury. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: we start with breaking news tonight. late this afternoon, a business jet clipped utility wires and crashed into an apartment building in akron, ohio.
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that building and an adjacent home were engulfed in flames. police say best they can tell, no one was inside either building but survivers from the plane are unlikely. we're going to go to our transportation correspondent kris van cleave who is following this. kris. >> reporter: scott, local police say it was a twin engine hawker business jet that went down. at least two people on board are dead, and that number is expected to rise. there are reports up to nine people may have been traveling on that small plane. investigators say no one on the ground was hurt when the plane crashed a little before 3:00 p.m. as it approached the city's airport. witnesses saw the crash. >> it landed on the apartment building, and it just blew up, and it just sounded like gunfire going off, like ammunition just keep going off. >> everything was ge. it looked like a bomb exploded. there was no plane plane, no buildings. all the cars were on fire and it looked like the second apartment building was like a big dollhouse, somebody cut it in
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half. >> reporter: the n.t.s.b., and f.a.a. are sending investigators to the scene scene. scott at this point there is no word on the cause. >> pelley: and the weather there at the time was light drizzle and light winds. kris, thank you very much. in another important story tonight, it was an ingenious crime. three men have been indictedly in the biggest theft ever of customer financial information. federal prosecutors say the hackers broke into institutions, including jpmorgan chase, dow jones, and scottrade. more than 100 million customers' personal information was stolen and then used against them. more now from jeff pegues. >> by any measure, the data breaches at these firms upon breath taking in scope and in size. >> reporter: u.s. attorney preet bharara says the scheme affected 83 million customers at jpmorgan alone. according to court documents, the alleged mastermind, israeli gery shalon, and two other men, used hacking software to break
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into the accounts of customers. they then used that information to carry out the cyber version of a classic stock scheme called the "pump and dump." according to prosecutors, here's how it worked. over three years, the hackers bought penny stocks and drove up their prices. they then sent spam e-mails to the customers whose data was stolen, encouraging them to buy those stocks. when the prices went up, the suspects cashed out, leaving investors with significant losses. it worked so well, shallon allegedly bracked about it in e-mails contained in the court papers. when asked by an accomplice if it was easy to get americans to buy stocks, he replied, "it's like drinking freaking vodka in russia." >> the investigation essentially started with one victim company and one hack, and as we dug deeper and used all the investigative tools at our disposal, we were able to unearth the gar ganch union scheme that yo see in the charges unsealed today. >> reporter: in addition to the stock scheme, the suspects
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allegedly ran illegal internet cooses that prosecutors say earned millions of dollars a month. the men then laundered the money through 75 shell companies and hit hid it in swiss bank accounts, using fake i.d.s from 17 different countries. jpmorgan says it is cooperating with law enforcement. scott, as for the suspects, according to federal records, they have not yet hired attorneys, but two are in custod in israel, awaiting extradition. a third suspect, an american is still on the run. >> pelley: jeff pegues in the washington newsroom tonight. jeff, thank you. well, the stakes are high in tonight's republican debate in milwaukee. there will be eight candidates on stage, but the front-runners, trump and carson, are tied in national polls. major garrett has a preview. >> reporter: ohio governor john kasich crashed the milwaukee bucks' practice court to shoot baskets and appear unconcerned about the rigors of toght's debate. >> i've gone in to a lot of
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places and fixed things, created jobs, went from deficits to surpluses, and that's what it's all about, raising people up. so i just have to keep telling people that because most people still don't know me. and at the end, we want somebody who can land the plane, not somebody who just talks about it. >> reporter: ben carson and donald trump will occupy center stage. carson has been fighting back against claims he's exaggerated certain stories in his autobiography. trump has gone on the attack. >> this is the only election in history where you are better off if you stab somebody. what are we coming to? >> reporter: jeb bush, running fifth nationally, has promised more energy tonight after attacks against marco rubio in the last debate fell flat. two preempt those hits, rubio's campaign release aid reel of bush praising his former protege. >> i'm a huge marco fan. so proud of his high-voltage energy. i'm so proud of his enthusiasm. i'm so proud of his eligence. >> reporter: for the first
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timeew jersey governor chris christie will not make the prime-time stage, demoted due to low national poll numbers. do you feel relegated in the second debate? >> well, listen, i don't prefer it, but the fact is i've got a stage air, podium, microphone and cameras. i'll do just fine. i've never had trouble getting attention in my life, and i won't have any trouble getting attention tonight. >> reporter: the campaigns know holiday lull is coming and opportunities to shang the race are dwindling. that makes the stakes for carson and trump as high as ever. scott, those chasing the front-runners need breakout moments to prove this g.o.p. field will not be left to political novices. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. so that's republicans tonight. the democrats will debate saturday on cbs beginning at 9:00 eastern, a debate moderated by john dickerson of "face the nation." today, the world anti-doping agency suspended russia's sports drug testing lab and the head of the lab resigned.
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the russian government is accused of helping its olympic track and field athletes cheat and then destroyed the evidence. moscow called it an old problem that was solved long ago. elizabeth palmer is looking into this. >> reporter: mariya savinova, who won gold at the london olympics is just one of 10 russian sports figures the report says should be banned for life. but that's cold comfort to america's alysia montano, who was pushed out of olympic medal contention by two russians. >> at the end of the day, they're thieves, you know. that's-- it's a criminal act, you know, and i would-- i would tell them all of the things that they stole from me that they cannot replace. >> reporter: a year ago, a german tv documentary rocked the sports world. here, yuliya stepanova, a russian runner turned whistle blower, puts on a hidden camera to film her coach dishing up on
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the steroids. this was the starting point for the world anti-doping agency's investigation which has concluded the russians were not only systematically doping but bribing officials to conceal test results and using secret agents to monitor the lab work. these are modern echoes of soviet times when winning on the world stage was in part a political victory. and that's still the case. president vladimir putin, leading by example, has put sport front and center of his campaign to boost russia's prestige. the 2014 winter olympics in sochi, remember, were the most expensive in history, and guess which country got the most medals? but from glory to disgrace, now some of russia's athletes actually face being barred from next summer's olympic games. that's what the head of the doping agency described as the nuclear option, scott. but he said threatening a ban
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may be the only way to get the russians to clean up their act. >> pelley: liz palmer in the london newsroom tonight. liz, thanks. we're expecting severe weather in the nation's midsection tomorrow. at least 60 million americans could be in harm's way. eric fisher is our chief meteorologist at wbz, our cbs station in boston. eric, what's coming. >> scott, this veterans day a storm that's going to be bringing not just severe weather but even snowfall. the same snow falling across the sierra last night, strong disturbance that's swinging across the rockies, meeting up with a warm and moist feed of air. the result will be a very potent and fast-moving storm. it will be racing its way off towards the great lakes by tomorrow night. start with the severe side of the storm from northeast texas, up to the midwest, in particular, this area from kansas city to st. louis, southern parts of iowa and into illinois. this is where we could see some damaging wind gusts and even several tornadoes for tomorrow. on the wintry side, look at the roaks and the plains, blizzard warnings here, not just for the snowfall but the blowing and drifting snow that will cause
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treacherous travel conditions on interstate 70 and 76. tomorrow morning, the snow flying in denver, the storm moving out into the plains and the strong storms tomorrow afternoon and, scott, all around the system air, lot of strong winds that could lead to additional travel disruptions. >> pelley: eric fisher from the great wbz. thanks, eric. today, the university of missouri appointed a vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity, and equity. it was yesterday that the president and chancellor resigned after protests over their handling of racial issues. the football team, which threatened to boycott saturday's game, returned to practice today. today, new york became the first state in the nation to adopt a sweeping increase in the minimum wage for public employees. governor andrew cuomo signed the order, raising the minimum for state government workers from $8.75 an hour to $15, starting in 2018. this was also the day that minimum wage protests were organized around the country,
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and here's ben tracy. >> what do we want? >> reporter: protesters took over a mcdonald's in downtown los angeles, demanding a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage. chantel williams has worked at taco bell for nine years and makes $9 an hour. the minimum wage in l.a. county. she's a single mother of two young boys. how hard is it to live on $9 an hour? >> it's very difficult. you can't even make it. i have to turn to government assistance for help basically, for medi-cal, food stamps, to help be able to pay rent and provide food for my family, of course. >> reporter: at 40 hours a week, williams would make less than $19,000 per year. government guidelines say a family of three like hers needs to make more than $20,000 to live above the poverty line. a minimum wage of $15 an hour would mean williams could earn
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about $31,000. but some business owners say low-wage fast food jobs are not meant to be lifelong employment. and a 67% increase in the minimum wage will mean job cuts. stuart waldman leads a business advocacy group in california. >> a lot of businesses are scared. a $1-an-hour increase for a full-time employee will end up costing each employer actually about $2500 per employee so that's pretty significant. >> reporter: many cities and states have already raised their minimum wage above the federal level. here in los angeles, it will go from $9 an hour to $15 by 2020, and, scott, that will be a big change for the fast food workers here in l.a. >> pelley: thanks, ben. a revolutionary high school is turning failing students into college graduates. new rules will change the way kids play soccer. and a speeding car takes aim at an officer when the cbs evening news continues.
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>> pelley: recently we were talking in the newsroom about how surprised we were that nearly 60% of american students who took the s.a.t. this year were found to be unprepared for college, 60%. so we wanted to find a school that's beating the odds and show everybody how they do it. that's what took elaine quijano to a high school called p-tech, short for pathways to technology. >> reporter: it may look like a treasure high school, but from the moment students like shudon brown enter these classrooms in brooklyn, the expectations are different. >> i got my high school diploma in & a two-year associate's degree by the time i was 16. >> reporter: it's called p-tech, a high school which opened in 2011. students can earn a diploma and associate's degree in six years, but it's not easy. a third of the freshmen arrive unprepared for basic high school math or english. principal rashid davis: >> it really becomes different
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when you have a student sitting in front of you at a third-grade level and you need them to read a ninth-grade text. we're honest about where student are but we know where they are is only temporary. >> stipe features. >> reporter: it's an intense schedule. in year one, teachers focus on improving students' weakest areas. the school day is 8:30 to 4:00 p.m., two hours longer than most schools. therefore before- and after-school study sessions and six weeks of summer classes. by year four, the results show 74% of p-tech students have met college readiness standards compared to 39% statewide. >> the long they're we can keep them included in this new culture that we're creating, the better chance that they'll have to be successful. >> reporter: p-tech is in the heart of crown heights, a part of brooklyn where more than 25% live in poverty. the school is a public-private partnership between the new york department of education, the city university of new york, and
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i.b.m.. the tech company helped shape the curriculum to teach skills that are in demand in the workplace and graduates are first in line for available jobs. i.b.m. vice president stan litow. >> this isn't about feeling good in philanthropy. i don't think there is a problem more significant standing in the way of u.s. competitiveness than closing the skills gap, and this gets right at that core problem. >> reporter: 18-year-old radcliffe saddler is a p-tech grad now working at i.b.m., making more than $50,000 a year. >> three months ago i was a high school student. now i'm working at a fortune 500 company. >> reporter: how high are the stakes for you here at p-tech? >> the stakes are a generation changing. we're talking about more than 50% of young men of color being unemployed. so we're talking about saving lives. >> reporter: with 85 additional p-tech schools being planned around the country, educators hope to save thousands more lives. elaine quijano, cbs news, >> pelley: more time in the
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>> pelley: tomorrow marks 150 years since "alice in wonderland" was published. in it, the mad hatter declares you'd have to be half mad to dream me up," which got us wondering who did dream it? anthony mason gz through the looking glass. >> and curiosity often leads to trouble. oooh! >> reporter: almost from the moment seven-year-old alice first tumbled down a rabbit hole-- >> good-bye! >> reporter: her adventures in wonderland became a classic. it's never been out of print. >> it's never been out of print. >> reporter: curator carolyn vega of new york's jpmorgan museum said it all began on a boat ride on the river thames outside oxford, england, in 1862, when a professor told
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young alice lidle and her two sisters, a wild story. >> once the boat ride was over, at the end of the day, she asked for a written cap of the story. >> reporter: author lewis carroll spent more than two years handwriting and illustrating what he first called "alice's adventures underground." >> so this is the original manuscript. >> reporter: this is the copy he presented to alice? >> yes. it's absolutely unique. >> reporter: lewis carroll was the penname for oxford mathematician charles dodgson. >> he's an elusive figure. he's like a blob of mercury. you put your thumb on him, and he scatters. >> reporter: robert douglas-fairhurst is the author of "the story of alice: lewis carroll and the secret history of wonderland." why can't we find him? >> partly because he was so intensely private. there was one of his letters in which he says his main aim is to remain personally unknown to the world. >> reporter: but he wanted alice to be known, and he was a shrewd marketer. >> he rewrites it for young
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children. he puts the pictures on biscuit tins. you know, it's like modern franchising. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: and when the tech noblg arrived, alice became a movie star. this is the first film adaptation. >> originally, it was about 12 minutes long. at the time, in 1903, this made it the longest film yet produced in britain. >> reporter: lewis carroll's story gave us the mad hatter, the white rabt, and the cheshire cat, but most of all, says robert douglas-fairhurst, it's alice who still attracts us. >> she's anything we want her to be. so although carroll would write a story that sent her through a mirror in some ways she's become a mirror. what happens is she reflects ourselves. >> reporter: 150 years later, alice hasn't aged a day. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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